"Arnold was many things to many people and undoubtedly made golf more popular, but to me he was simply a dear friend for over 60 years". Two guys who studied hard and learned marketing from the ground up.
Golfing legend Arnold Palmer has died aged 87.
David Priver, a tourist who came to northern MI from California just to golf at Manitou Passage Golf Course says, "It's a great loss to the game, but I feel like I owe him a lot and one of the things I owe him is playing at a wonderful course like this".
" The PGA Tour and the Palmer family created a logo and an "Arnie's Army" mention and I think there's going to be buttons for the fans and pins for the players", US Ryder Cup captain Davis Love said. I've spent my life studying marketing and providing direct marketing services to conservative candidates, causes and organizations.
The son of a greenkeeper, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1929, Palmer came to the fore during the rise of the television age, and he would go on to become one of the greatest players in history.
Palmer died Sunday in Pittsburgh at the age of 87.
Palmer designed more than 300 courses in his design career.
"If it wasn't for Arnold Palmer, we wouldn't be playing for these obscene amounts of money we play for every week". "It was a proud day for everyone at the European Tour when we made Arnold an honorary member in 1995". I mean to have a golf course named "The Legend" after The King.
Player says he woke up on his farm in South Africa on Monday morning to learn of Palmer's death. The game of golf owes so much to him and he gave so much back to golf.
Palmer won the British Open in 1961 and '62.
The US flag was at half staff at Hazeltine, St. Andrews, Riviera, Pinehurst and Bay Hill - where the US PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational is annually played - as well as other top-level golf courses worldwide.
"Words can not begin to express the gratitude we have for the many people who have offered to help us in this time of sadness".
"I'll miss you friend. rip the King", tweeted US standout Rickie Fowler, while US Open champion Dustin Johnson added, "Mr Palmer was truly one of golf's greatest icons".
"His contribution to the Open Championship was, and remains, immeasurable".